May 2010 Blog Posts (195)

Swimming in Insulin

I have often wondered if I would be a good candidate for the pump but no one has ever explained it to me. They just keep shoving insulin my way... I wake up with numbers in the 150's most days, sometimes a little higher. I take shots of Levimir, 60 units in the morning and 60 units at bedtime. I also use the Novolog stick pen during the day, as needed. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet that hurts like HELL. I take 800mg of Neurotin daily for the pain along with a Vitamin B complex and…

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Added by Autumn Rose on May 5, 2010 at 7:58am — 10 Comments

Haircuts, piercings and broken pumps

I have been really busy with all of my schoolwork, finishing up my Junior year of high school, so I haven't been on TuD in quite awhile. I thought I would let all of you, who care so deeply about even the trivial things, what I have been up to lately. First off, about a month and a half ago, I got my hair cut. Now this was a big deal for me, because I have always had really long hair, it was about at my waistband before I cut it. I got it cut a little past my shoulders, and it is so much…

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Added by Candace on May 4, 2010 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes, X-Rays, and Triathlons...Finding the Common Thread?

I wrote an article for a professional magazine that I get, and it was recently posted for this month's "Off the Clock" section of the ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology website.


Here is the link to the full article, but I've also copied and pasted here for you. Hope you like it!…


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Added by Bradford on May 4, 2010 at 12:40pm — 7 Comments

Don't Rock the D-Care Boat...too late

Well, I guess we all, at one time or another, had an experience with frustrating doctors, pharmacists, and diabetic care center administrative workers. I have taken a vow to myself since my missed diagnosis that when I feel that something is happening with regards to my care, that I will speak up. As diabetics we need to be heard...after all, we are the ones who care for ourselves the most. It's no secret that we can be a slacker now and then… Continue

Added by mother4peace - Christine on May 4, 2010 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

no energy?

Good Morning Everyone! I am new to tudiabetes. I am currently experiencing lack of energy. Some days I can not get out of bed. I am 35 years old. My blood sugar is under pretty good control.......of course sometimes I have highs but I do try to keep it level. I have lots of complications because when I was diagnosed at 16.....I did not take care of myself.....at all. I am legally blind, I have severe neuropathy in my feet and lower legs, my kidneys are failing and I have severe… Continue

Added by Patticake on May 4, 2010 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week coming: May 10-16


Do you blog about diabetes? If so, Give Karen @
Bitter-Sweet Diabetes a heads up
, to join as part of Diabetes Blog
Week.

If you only blog on TuDiabetes, let her know too. This is a GREAT way to raise diabetes awareness!

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 3, 2010 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Android Users!

I have recently been using and application called "OnTrack" & I love it! There is no need to carry around a note book or write down blood sugars on a piece of paper.


You can document your...
- glucose
- card/food intake
- amount of exercise
- medication taken & amount taken
- weight
- blood pressure
- pulse
- HbA1c


Check it out:…
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Added by beauty&diabetes on May 3, 2010 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Diabetes in Mandarin? 糖尿病 (Tángniàobìng)

....Diabetes in Mandarin is 糖尿病 “sugar urine disease” and it is pronounced

tángniàobìng (Tang – ni-ow – bing). Type 2 diabetes is a very common illness here in Hong Kong as well as mainland China, and when I speak the pinyin equivalent aloud to friends or people I see daily – they look at me with a little horror, and say knowingly, “It’s a very serious problem, very serious...”



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Added by Elizabeth on May 3, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Looks like the honeymoon is over

Well, here lately, the BG has been higher on a regular basis, and the amount of insulin (Humalog) I've been using has been going up as well. Used to be that if the sliding scale called for six units, I could get by with three, and still might drop pretty quickly. Now, if it calls for six, I inject six, and even then, I don't get below 121 any time soon.



It's only been a year - well, a year on the 16th of this month, and it's already driving me crazy trying to figure out how and where… Continue

Added by Robert Hearn on May 2, 2010 at 8:14pm — 4 Comments

Has anyone ever heard this story?

So I was talking to my Doctor last visit and she stated there was a patient(Wasn't her patient);
two years after being diagnosed, who was complaining
about how painful her finger sticks were. That patient's Doctor asked her: "Well,
how often do you change your lancits"?

The patient replied. "Oh, you can change them?"

Added by Michael Dobies on May 2, 2010 at 6:50am — 14 Comments

Hardest Thing I've Ever Done - So Far

I took a little ride on my bike yesterday. Let me tell you about it.


It was the inaugural Gran Fondo Moab. A Gran Fondo is an Italian-style bicycle race, open to all and with no official ratings, rankings or results to count in season standings. But full of hard core cyclists.
35 Degrees, Moab Utah, 10 Minutes to…
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Added by Joe on May 2, 2010 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

Choices

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Added by Tim on May 1, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

JDRF Walk for Team Connor again

Team Connor has entered again this year and our walk is 10/2/2010 at 10:00am.

If you would like to make a donation to the Juvenile…

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Added by ConnorsMom on May 1, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Thank you my Tu friends

I want to thank everyone for their words of support. I want to thank you all individually, but right now I am an emotional mess. I never expected the passing of my Mother to happen so quickly after her return to Pennsylvania. We all knew that she was sick , but....watching someone you love die and planning a parents funeral sure does involve a lot of emotional turmoil. My Mother and I had a very difficult relationship some good some bad and always very challenging. I am glad that I was able to… Continue

Added by Amy on May 1, 2010 at 11:22am — 11 Comments

Diabetes what it means to me today

These are my thoughts on diabetes today


1. I brought in a greek yogurt with caramel for a co-worker to try. It was 10am when I gave it to her. She opened it up right away, put a spoon in and ate it. My jaw almost dropped to the floor. She didn't test her blood sugar, she didn't bolus, she didn't think about what she ate for breakfast and what she is going to eat for lunch. She didn't think how many carbs the yogurt was or how it was going to affect her blood sugar. She just…
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Added by Rebecca on May 1, 2010 at 4:48am — 6 Comments

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